PRESS RELEASE
23th of October 2014

As part of Ocean Installer’s global growth strategy, the company has established office in Perth, Australia to meet client demand for subsea construction services. 

“This is the beginning of our presence in another promising region in line with Ocean Installer’s growth strategy. The Asia Pacific- and Oceania region represent significant growth opportunities in the years ahead,” says Ocean Installer CEO Steinar Riise.

Ocean Installer has recently hired Bijan K. Mahapatra to lead the office in Australia. Mr. Mahapatra has more than 30 years of experience in the offshore subsea engineering and construction industry where he has held senior leadership positions working for companies like McDermott, Bouygues Offshore, Clough Offshore, Riise Underwater Engineering and more recently with SapuraKencana.

“With Ocean Installer’s experience and Mahapatra’s local knowledge and network, we are well positioned to expand our operation and business in the region.” says Riise.

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About Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer is a subsea company headquartered in Stavanger, Norway and with offices in Aberdeen, Houston, Mexico City and Dubai. Ocean Installer holds strong EPCI expertise within the SURF (Subsea, Umbilicals, Risers, Flowlines) segment and is rapidly expanding its operations and organisation within and beyond the North Sea basin.

Ocean Installer provides its clients with recognised first-rate assets and has secured long-term charters on three construction support vessels (CSV): Normand Clipper, Normand Mermaid and Normand Vision. Ocean Installer will continuously invest and develop its assets to fulfill its ambition to be a key service provider within the SURF segment.

Ocean Installer is majority-owned by HitecVision, a leading investor in the oil and gas industry.

Ocean Installer holds FPAL- and Achilles certifications, with systems established in accordance with the requirements set out in ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 and 31 000 standards.

For further information, please visit: www.oceaninstaller.com